A round-up of recent news stories involving Port Vale FC including an update on injured duo James Gibbons and David Amoo.
INJURIES: double boost for Port Vale
The Sentinel newspaper has published an update on James Gibbons and David Amoo. According to the newspaper Gibbons has returned to training and will step up his recovery next week. Amoo (right) is expected to return to training next week.
OPPONENTS: winger set to stay and play against Vale
Exeter City winger Randell Williams has rejected a move to a League One club, believed to be Peterborough United. A fee had been agreed but the 23 year-old rejected the move. He could now face Port Vale in Saturday’s League Two fixture.
OFFICIALS: referee for Crawley game wants to inspire others
Sam Allison, who reffed Vale’s home game against Crawley became the first black referee since Uriah Rennie in 2009. He told the BBC he wanted to inspire others commenting: “I don’t even like saying a role model. I want to be a ‘floor model’ so that others can stand on me to get up. I’m not one of those guys that climb the ladder and pull it up behind them. I want that ladder to be there for everyone to climb as well and I can just support as many people as I can. If I do that, I’ve done what I wanted to achieve.”
OPPONENTS: Fleetwood praise for Port Vale performance
Carabao Up opponents Fleetwood Town praised Port Vale’s performance in the 2-1 cup loss in midweek. Vale made ten changes but only narrowly lost. Manager Joey Barton commented: “To be fair to them they started brightly in the second half put us under pressure” while goalscorer Josh Morris added “They were a good side, we played them in pre-season, and I think we played them in pre-season last year as well. They are a tough side, they always are, and that’s why we are glad we got the win.”
VIDEOS: a selection from Fleetwood 2-1 Port Vale
Harry McKirdy’s thoughts:
John Askey’s reaction:
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